Thursday, January 29, 2015

ACM Nomination - again!

Once again I've been fortunate to be nominated for ACM Medium Market Personality Of The Year (an award that I won in 2010). Last year I was nominated and subsequently won the CMA's same award.

Here's a picture from when I won the ACM in 2010. Miranda Lambert presented the radio awards the night before the telecast.



This year's awards are the 50th anniversary, and they'll be held in Dallas, Texas, in April. Read the complete list of radio nominations here. The rest of the nominations will be announced tomorrow.

Monday, January 26, 2015

I want to go to Cuba



Cuba - frozen in time

Recently the US announced that it would relax some of the restrictions that prohibit trade between American and Cuba. Since the embargo began more than 50 years ago, Cuba has been sort-of "frozen in time." 1950's American sedans rule the streets. The beaches are pristine. 

As the embargo is relaxed, Americans will probably be able to invest in Cuba's economy. Once that happens, massive change will happen in Cuba. This is a good thing, but it will mean that over time, those old America cars will be replaced by Toyotas and Malibus. The beaches will become crowded with tourists. 

I'd like to go visit, before that happens.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I'm gonna miss you, Skymall...

Sad news that SkyMall (that catalog you find in the seat-back pocket on every commercial airplane you've ever been in) is going bankrupt. Where else would you be able to buy these products??

Garden Yeti

suitcase that you can ride like a skateboard

Leg Lamp

Pull-Up Tree

Tree Watering Sensor that plays "Jingle Bells" when the tree is thirsty

Solo Wheel

Toilet Training System for your cat

Foot Alignment Socks?

backyard sail

toothpaste tablets



Friday, January 23, 2015

Sleeping Through Meet-And-Greets

It's Flashback Friday, so here's a bunch of pics of my when-she-was-a-baby daughter sleeping through meet and greets with some of country music's biggest stars:

with Alan Jackson

with Brad Paisley

with Lee Ann Womack

with Toby Keith

with Montgomery-Gentry

with Reba McEntire

with Trisha Yearwood

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

iPhone Library: Streamers

I've got a HUGE library of great-looking photos that I've been turning into iPhone wallpaper images. Since I'm doing it for me, I figured I'd post them for YOU in case you wanted to use them, too. 

The top one is for iPhone 4S and the bottom is for iPhone 5 and 5S. You should be able to save it to your phone's camera roll, and from there, set it as wallpaper.

This edition features streamers against a blue sky.




Friday, January 02, 2015

New Year's Resolutions

In case you missed it, here are my New Year's Resolutions:

1) Like facebook status' that don't have any likes

Lots of people post content and nobody ever "likes" it. This may cause someone to feel like their post is not important to others. I will make an effort to find these posts and "like" them.

2) Never write LOL unless I have actually LOL'd

If you type "LOL" and you haven't actually LOL'd, your credibility is in question. Just say "NO" to "LOL."

3) Take an "airplane mode" day from time to time, where I turn off all the electronics

I think I'll get more done, and experience more human interaction if I don't have access to the internet. If I don't respond to your email or return your phone call, I'm probably having an "airplane mode" day.

4) Pick a community event every month to personally highlight and promote on the air. January's is Girl Scout cookies. Stay tuned to KiiM FM for the info about where you can buy your Thin Mints later this month.

Happy New year!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Thought for the day:

January 1st is an arbitrarily chosen point in space & time that is no more significant than any other point in space & time. You can resolve to change yourself at any time in the year - you don't have to wait for a new year to start. Happy New Year!

Buzz's 2014 In Review

Great year. 2015 will be even better. Here's a look back at some of the highlights:

February:
George Strait's final concert in Phoenix. And rode the River Mountain Trail in Las Vegas. A beautiful view, a great 35-mile ride.

March:
Saw the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City, and raised a couple grand for the Race For The Cure.

May:
Hosted the KiiM-FM Chihuahua Races.

June:
Spent 10 days in San Jose, California as part of a work trip. Rented a bike and rode across the Golden Gate Bridge. Cooked an egg on the sidewalk.

July:
During my third trip to California this summer, I recorded this cool slo-mo video of some lizards.

August:
Got tricked into the Ice Bucket Challenge.

September:
Got nominated for a CMA Award. Gave Blake Shelton the gift of beer. Didn't beat Erin Jordan from KOLD-13 again in the celebrity corn maze race.

October:
Got a call from Luke Bryan in which he called me "Buddy Roe" and told me I'd won a CMA Award.

November:
Attended the CMA Awards, sat in the 4th row. Checked Facebook timeline to find that hundreds of people posted pics of me on their TVs. Rode in the El Tour De Tucson again (my second time).

In 2014 I rode more than 1200 miles on my bike, and walked more than 2000 miles. I think I deserve a nap!

Happy New Year!